Fair Fees Forum Update

A Working Group of the Fair Fees Forum met on Friday 25 November. Attendees at the Working Group included; Belvoir, Chestertons, Northwood, Spicerhaart, Touchstone, Winkworth, British Property Federation (BPF), Shelter, Residential Landlords Association (RLA), Greater London Authority, Ombudsman Services: Property, Property Redress Scheme and Department for Communities and Local Government (in listening mode). Following the […]

NALS Autumn Statement Response We don’t believe Banning Letting Agent Fees is the Answer

NALS Autumn Statement Response Isobel Thomson, CEO, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) “Given the rhetoric around excessive letting agent fees, today’s announcement is perhaps of little surprise. We don’t believe banning fees is the answer. The majority of letting agents fees are fair and reasonable and charged for the service they provide. “Unfortunately, by banning, […]

NALS Message To Agents Following Government Plan To Ban Fees

Following the news that Government will move to ban letting agent fees, the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) Chief Executive, Isobel Thomson this message for NALS’ members: Today’s likely announcement in the Autumn Statement of an upfront fees ban has taken some in the industry by surprise. On the face of it, it is an […]

NALS Responds To Renters Rights Bill

Commenting on the amendment to the Renters’ Rights Bill at the Committee stage which appears to recognise the legitimate charging of reasonable fees by letting agents setting up tenancies, Isobel Thomson, CEO, NALS, said: “This amendment is a welcome one. NALS has long campaigned to raise the issue of upfront fees and what is fair for both tenants […]

Communique NALS Fair Fees Forum

NALS created the Fair Fees Forum to bring industry, trading standards and consumer groups together to discuss the creation of a fair fees charter for the private rented sector, and look at alternatives to an outright ban. The Forum’s Working Group will now work together to consider fees and ensure agents are still paid for […]